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Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington to Light Up TV Screens with Little Fires Everywhere #book2movies

Impassioned reader Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are teaming up to produce Celeste Ng’s 2017 best-seller Little Fires Everywhere as a series. It’s the book Jodi Piccoult blurbed on the cover (above) that she read it in ‘a single, breathless sitting.’

Witherspoon shared the news on Instagram.

Set in the ’90s, in the quiet community of Shaker Heights, Ohio where a custody battle over a Chinese-American baby stirs the town to its core. Witherspoon & Washington (I like the sound of that, it would make a good name for a publishing company...or a law firm!) will play roles that have yet to be announced. Have you read Little Fires Everywhere? I haven’t yet, so please share with the rest of us if you have an idea on who they’ll play. Will Reese or Kerry play the single mother Mia or Elena the landlady? Or someone else, perhaps the adoptive mother? 

About the book

“In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. 
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. 
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.  
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

So, another book to put on our ever-growing bedside pile. At this rate I’ll never get any sleep!